Do you like Mamoru Hosoda films? You know, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children? Well, I certainly do. And I found an email from Funimation today advertising The Boy and the Beast getting released in theaters. The news has been spread elsewhere, so I’ll spread it here instead.

From the email:

Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast is heading to theaters across the nation on March 4th! This critically acclaimed new animated film from the director of Summer Wars and Wolf Children is packed with action and full of heart—a great movie to share with your friends and family.

Tickets go on sale February 5, so mark your calendars! The theatrical run is available in both English dub AND Japanese audio with English subtitles.

Want to see more anime films get this kind of theatrical run with both language options? Buy your tickets early on February 5 to show the theaters your interest!

Clicking the picture in the email took me here:

Looking at the site, I see that two other movies are confirmed for a theatrical screening: PSYCHO-PASS: The Movie and Project Itoh’s Empire of Corpses. To be honest, I wasn’t surprised to find them because Funi confirmed this last year, which I wrote about here. If Empire of Corpses does well, perhaps we’ll also get Harmony and Genocidal Organ (RIP Manglobe) in theaters.

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Before I’m done here, I’d like to give a shout-out to Kizumonogatari’s theatrical screening, just in case you haven’t had enough movies. This is a screening that I’m planning to attend, so I’m really excited for it (and I will be buying the light novel as well). Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu will be shown from around the end of February to the beginning of March. Screening times and theater locations can be found here: